How did ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg become so linked to Christmas? Think eggnog (above), mulled wine and toddies. Photo: Sevva
How did ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg become so linked to Christmas? Think eggnog (above), mulled wine and toddies. Photo: Sevva

How ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg became the taste of Christmas, and how to capture those aromas in a cocktail

  • The spices that give mulled wine, eggnog and hot toddies their Yuletide aroma were originally used to show off one’s wealth
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves give us a sense of nostalgia, and our mulled wine syrup recipe will have your kitchen smelling like Christmas

How did ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg become so linked to Christmas? Think eggnog (above), mulled wine and toddies. Photo: Sevva
How did ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg become so linked to Christmas? Think eggnog (above), mulled wine and toddies. Photo: Sevva
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